Finally I feel like I am getting back into the groove of things. Day after day, I have been going out to shoot and these fall colors do nothing but motivate me to keep at it. I am a bit disappointed today because the weather these past couple of days is probably taking even more leaves off the trees. Though this gives me plenty of time to edit some photos I have been taking, there is something driving me to create new content constantly and when I don't or when I can't, I feel helpless. It has been a struggle finding new places and adapting to what I have but I think this has been pushing me to learn new things like I said in my last blog. Flying has become something that I love, in a way it is therapeutic and really helps me take my mind off of everything else going on in life.
Every time I sit down to edit photos now, it becomes one huge process that I tend to overlook. A lot of the time I don't like my own photos or will discard ones that aren't "good enough" to me. This has been one of the most annoying things because as good as I know the photos are, there is something in the back of my head that is always telling me I can do better. The past few weeks I realize I am starting to like a lot of the work I am doing and I have also been spending probably twice the amount of time on my personal work than I have in the past. With work being slow, shooting becomes very necessary for me and keeping up with my personal work is definitely a top priority.
One of my favorite things to look forward to now is Texture Tuesday. This is something I used to do a while back but not something I ever took too seriously. The concept behind this is to shoot a texture (from the sky if we are talking about drone stuff like I do 90% of the time) that will make people question what they are looking at. In a way, this is some of the most abstract stuff I have ever shot and I gotta say I really do love it. Believe it or not, it is really hard to find places to shoot these textures and being able to add that to my list when searching for places to fly has been nothing but rewarding in the sense that I am finding new things to shoot and slowly beginning to enjoy it more and more. Right now I have to thank Abstract Aerial Art for inspiration, they are some of the best aerial photographers I have ever come across online and also two of the nicest people I have ever talked to. With their help and the help of a few friends and other dronies on Instagram, Texture Tuesday is slowly growing and I am hoping to be able to turn it into something much bigger than it is now.
On the other hand, I just got myself a kitten. I have always like dogs and cats but for some reason a cat has always been such a cool animal to me. I have three cats and a dog back at home and I know dogs are a ton of work between training them, being home for them and so on. Cats are much simpler animals and because I am out of the house a lot, I figured a cat would be better to have because I can give it some attention when I am home and not feel bad about leaving it at the house. Anyway, this kitten is such a little cutie and has really been opening up day after day and revealing her personality. These past couple days she has been getting used to exploring our home, now it's only a matter of time before she is too comfortable and causing trouble haha. No matter what, I still love her.